News 29 May 2015

Miller meeting personal targets in rookie season

North Queenslander right where he wants to be in races to date.

Source: LCR.

Source: LCR.

Australian MotoGP rookie Jack Miller says he is meeting his own expectations in the early stages of the 2015 world championship riding for CWM LCR Honda.

Miller has made limited mistakes including crashing out of Qatar and Le Mans, but with a highlight as top of the Open runners in Argentina, the 20-year-old is right there where he believes he should be on the timesheets.

“Apart from the couple of crashes in races, we are right where we want to be, fighting with Nicky Hayden, Danilo Petrucci and even Maverick Viñales,” Miller said. “We’re making steps forward and a lot of things are changing and improving, the work we did and the consistency was good during the Le Mans weekend, so I’m positive this can continue again in Mugello.”

Miller will face another steep learning curve on track at Mugello for the Italian Grand Prix today, adapting to the RC213V-RS after stepping directly to the premier class from Moto3 this season.

“I think Mugello is a great track which I know is going to be so different on a MotoGP bike compared to the Moto3 machine, so I’m definitely looking forward to it,” he added. “It’s going to be another hard weekend I’m sure with the long straight there, but the tracks that have been open and flowing have been pretty good for us. I look forward to getting out there and riding the Honda RC213V-RS yet again.”

Miller enters this weekend 18th in the world championship standings on six points, just two points behind highly-experienced 2006 world champion Nicky Hayden on near identical equipment.